here’s a war on dogs in Allen County Ohio. Almost 100 pets have already been seized by the Allen County Dog Warden since beginning a compliance sweep in recent days.
Allen County dog owners who haven’t licensed their dogs this year better do one of two things immediately: buy a license today or hide their family dog(s)! The Dog Warden is doing a clean sweep of unlicensed pets. On Thursday, they posted [...]
Scouring for his next meal in a dumpster downtown, a homeless man is ticketed by Houston Police. Now, opponents point to the citation as validation of arguments against the city’s homeless feeding ordinance.
A traffic stop in Plano ended unlike any you’ve ever heard about before.
It started when Hayden Carlo was pulled over for an expired registration sticker.
Carlo says he’s been struggling to support his wife and two small children.
“You get paid, pay your bills, and there’s your money. It’s gone.”
He told the officer he had no excuse for the expired sticker.
“I said ‘there’s no explanation for why I haven’t done it, except [...]
According to conventional progressive wisdom, regulation is the means by which a compassionate government protects the weak and innocent from the strong and malevolent.
Try telling that to Brad Jones.
Jones is one of the owners of Buckingham Slate, a Virginia business a little over an hour’s drive west of Richmond. The company is distinguished by the quality of the highly valued Arvonia slate it produces. And by the fact that its [...]
June 8, 2012
The superintendent of the Chicago Police Department says that the reason one of his officers used a Taser stun gun on a woman days away from giving birth because “you can’t always tell whether somebody is pregnant.”
At eight-months pregnant, Tiffany Rent says she would think officers would have been aware of her condition before they assaulted and arrested her on Wednesday morning outside a South Side drug store.
egislation under consideration in Lansing would allow owners of blighted and neglected property to be jailed if they fail to comply with repair orders.
The bills are aimed at putting teeth into blight enforcement. The lead sponsor is Democratic Senator Virgil Smith of Detroit, who says he’s “sick and tired” of blighted properties in Detroit.
He says Detroit and other Michigan cities need to be able to go after owners. The bills [...]
FEBRUARY 3–A naked burglar covered in chocolate and peanut butter was arrested early Tuesday after workers found him inside a Kentucky supermarket.
Andrew Toothman, 22, was collared by State Police troopers who responded to a 911 call from the Food World IGA market in the city of Neon (pop. 770). Pictured in the above mug shot, Toothman was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and indecent exposure.
A court citation filed yesterday notes that [...]
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An 18-year-old Daytona Beach man was arrested after he violated a city ordinance by spitting on a sidewalk, which police said created an unsanitary environment for others in the area.
According to Daytona Beach police, Austin Kennedy was walking along North Grandview Avenue when an officer saw him “pressing his lips together and creating saliva.” Kennedy then “with force discharged the saliva from his mouth,” according to [...]
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Within 5 years, Mexico (the second biggest exporter of oil to the US) may become a net oil importer. Other nations where this may soon happen include Iran, Algeria and Malaysia.
A recent report from CIBC World Markets also indicates that as much as 40% of Saudi Arabia‘s expected production increases will be offset by rising internal demand by 2010, and Iranian exports will decline by more than 50% for similar reasons. This [...]
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police say a New Mexico man pretending to be police officer pulled over a real Albuquerque Police Department detective and is facing charges.
KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/qRna9O ) that Tyree Appleberry was given the citation Wednesday on charges of impersonating a police officer then arrested for an outstanding warrant.
According to police, the 42-year-old turned on his strobe lights on his white Chevy Tahoe in [...]
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Hundreds of protesters gathered in Cesar Chavez Park on Thursday to stand in solidarity with the growing nationwide demonstrations aimed at corporate greed, but some members of the peaceful event showed hostility to media members over basic questions about the goals of the protest.
“Occupy Sacramento,” which was portrayed as the local foothold for the rally that has entered its third week in [...]
September 25, 2011
So, a couple of guys walk into a Hooters in Colorado Springs, sit down and order some beers, and then start following one of the young, scantily-clad waitresses with their eyes. Sounds like a typical night at Hooters, right? Except the two guys were undercover cops who were, uh, “working.” In fact, they were there, according to reports, on a sting [...]
Economist Paul Krugman described moral hazard as: “…any situation in which one person makes the decision about how much risk to take, while someone else bears the cost if things go badly.” Financial bail-outs of lending institutions by governments, central banks or other institutions can encourage risky lending in the future, if those that take the risks come to believe that they will not have to [...]
By Robert Frank
President Obama has a new term for the people he wants to tax more: jet owners.
In his news conference today, the president said: “I think it’s only fair to ask an oil company or a corporate jet owner that’s doing so well to give up that tax break….I don’t think that’s real radical.”
(Courtesy of JetSuite Air)
Asking private-jet owners to give up tax breaks may not [...]
by John Galtier
To be clear from the start, the finance world is one of the most counterintuitive forums for intellectual discussion that has ever existed. The arena is touted as attracting the best and the brightest, while time after time, thought revolutions and advancements are borrowed from other fields, or worse, financial academia. “Rainmakers” are loath to admit that they do such things, but they [...]
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Thousands of people have already viewed the video on YouTube (Warning: graphic language/images). It was taken by a passer-by on Thursday afternoon. It has people questioning whether Metro Transit Police were justified in subduing the man who was in a wheelchair.
The incident happened at around 3 p.m. outside the U Street-Cardozo Metro Station.
Metro Transit Police were on routine [...]
Los Angeles residents are up in arms over the existence of the “Gold Card,” a plastic parking bureau card distributed to city offices that includes a special phone number.
The obscure Gold Card Services Desk allowed the mayor and other elected officials to expedite citation reviews.
On the back, the card notes that the holder may have an “urgent need to resolve any parking citation matter which [...]